State files criminal complaint against Vakil
Jammu, Sep 19: The J&K Government has filed a criminal complaint against the former minister and senior Congress leader Abdul Gani Vakil for “intentionally defaming” the Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Taj Mohi-ud-Din.
The complaint was filed under section 499/500 RPC read with section 198-B of CrPC in the Court of Principal Sessions Judge Jammu by the State through its Public Prosecutor.
Mohiuddin and Vakil are at loggerheads since January this year after the latter accused the minister of failing to put an end to "scams and financial mismanagement in departments under him.”
The State Law Department had granted sanction to prosecute Vakil for allegedly leveling “malicious, baseless and defamatory allegations” against Taj in July this year after the Congress High Command reportedly gave a green signal to the state in this regard.
The sanction was granted after Taj had met the Chief Minister and his political advisor Davinder Rana and desired that the state government should initiate legal action against Vakil for leveling “baseless allegations” against him.
The criminal complaint contended that the accused while addressing a public meeting on January 22 this year at Samba leveled “false, malicious and defamatory allegations of corruption against Taj Mohi-ud-Din”.
“Concocted allegations of illegal appointments and abandonment of Mega Projects including development of Tawi Front and Barrage on Tawi have been leveled against the Minister,” the complaint alleged adding that the statement was carried by section of press on the next day, thus “injuring the reputation of the minister.”
“The allegations were without any substance and were leveled to malign and to lower the reputation and image of Taj Mohi-ud-Din,” the criminal complaint read, while praying for action against Vakil.
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